Tourist Places and Things to do in Manali
Manali has long been one of the favourite weekend getaways for people staying in Delhi, Chandigarh and other cities in the neighbouring states of Himachal Pradesh. The reason being this hill station has an array of things to do for all kinds of travellers: whether it be nature lovers, the religiously-inclined, wildlife enthusiasts, adventure seekers or those looking for some peace and relaxation. Some of the most popular places to visit in Manali are Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Van Vihar, Bhrigu Lake, Hampta Pass, Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple and the Great Himalayan National Park.
Don’t leave the town without exploring its shopping places such as Old Manali, The Mall Road, Manu Market and Tibetan Market that sell everything from handwoven shawls to local handicrafts. Also, it is an absolute must to try the delicious food items from the streets of Manali like momos and masala omelette. Authentic dishes of the region such as madra, khatta, sidu, babru, trout, patande, tudkiya bhat and aktori can be tried at any of the local restaurants or eateries. Some of the top places to eat in Manali are Rose Garden, Johnson’s Café, Drifter’s Café, Chopsticks, and Oven in the Garden.